Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spray painting tips needed!

Okay, I have a hope chest that is like 11 years old. I want to paint it black, but it has a glossy finish. I also plan on reupholstering the seat on top. Does anyone know anything about spray painting glossy finishes? Is there a type/brand that gets the best results? Will I have to sand it or is there a way to paint/spray paint right over the existing finish? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


  1. I would definitely say you'll want to sand it. Otherwise the paint will run and not be nice in the end. Sounds like a fun project...hope you're getting settled.=)

  2. I agree that you'll need to sand it before painting. The only way I know how to upholster is the cheater method with a staple gun. ;o) I'm probably not much help.

    I'd love to see your before and after pics though!